How to make a Aquarium Diorama Box

Make your own mini aquarium scene using our diorama boxes.

Skill Level


Time to Make

1 hour plus drying time.

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Assemble the diorama box and glue together.
  2. Paint the inside and outside of the diorama box with your chosen colours using acrylic paint. Leave to dry and then apply a second coat of paint.
  3. Spread PVA glue to the floor of the diorama box and sprinkle yellow sand on top to create an underwater look.
  4. Create underwater sea creatures from Crayola coloured air dry model magic and add wiggle eyes and a mouth to finish.
  5. Bend pipe cleaners to create seaweed or coral and then glue in place.
  6. Add shells or pebbles etc and glue in place to finish.

Top Tip

Start from the back and add layers of detail to your diorama boxes to create a sense of depth to your scene.